Dish it up! stocks shelves with a smorgasbord of kitchen utensils while filling its culinary classrooms with the aromas of creative and classic meals prepared by students and featured chefs from across the country. A class calendar brimming with weekly courses sends students on step-by-step tours through the creation of gourmet burgers, chocolate truffles, and far-flung fare such as Middle Eastern street food ranging from chicken fatta to baba ghannouj. Classes last up to three hours as featured chefs explain a particular culinary tradition or meal through demonstration, hands-on preparation, or a combination of both. During the Sustainable Sushi class on November 18, chef Hajime Sato of Mashiko Restaurant splits his time at the podium expounding on sustainable fishing and demonstrating techniques for using sushi-making tools to construct, roll, and cut the freshest sushi possible.
Bedrock Industries fans the flames of collage creativity with beginners courses in mosaic art, starting with the intro to mosaic class, which covers the use of the various tools, grout, tiles, and substrates for students to create their own mosaic trivets and art panels. Other classes focus on more specific techniques, such as the glass-on-glass course, which experiments with adhering glass tiles to windowpanes or vases, or the mirror mosaic class, in which students create a mirror frame and try to beat the person looking back in a staring contest. All of the tiles used in Bedrock Industries' classes are made from 100% recycled materials and are custom-made in the studio's own tile-manufacturing plant. Check the schedule for an upcoming public class or call ahead to schedule a private lesson.
The licensed, bonded, and insured technicians from Clean Air Solutions help homeowners breathe a little easier. Equally capable of vacuuming air ducts or thoroughly scrubbing them with a motorized, rotating brush, the team protects air quality in the home by removing the dust and contaminants that continuously circulate from room to room. For an even more in-depth cleaning, the company also uses intense, ultraviolet light to kill bacteria and mold living within the vents, or they can install long-lasting electrostatic filters, which trap mildew and pollutants with far greater efficiency than traditional filters or microscopic strips of fly paper. Clean Air Solutions' team can also clear out clogged dryer vents and inspect furnaces to ensure that a home's systems are operating as efficiently as possible.
Using tests devised by the Department of Energy, AAA Heating & Air Conditioning helps homeowners isolate structural challenges that contribute to poor air quality and expensive utility bills. With a home energy and indoor air-quality audit, AAA's NATE- and BPI-certified technicians will employ vacuum pressure to identify troublesome leaks in and around walls, outlets, can lights, duct systems, and windows. After audits, AAA will furnish homeowners with a prioritized list of improvements that they can tackle on their own. For Groupon holders who are cannot-do-it-yourselfers, AAA offers a 10% discount on all recommended products or services with today’s deal.
The technicians from CSCP Insulation set their services apart from competitors' in three ways. First, they fully customize every installation, honing in on each home's unique needs and tailoring the work to the individual structure. Once it's time to get started, they gather a cache of green materials that allow them to insulate, soundproof, and remove rodents in eco-friendly ways instead of relying on Pied Pipers to do the work. Finally, once they're ready to get to work, they do so in ways that are effective, but not disruptive, to those actually living in the home. They're so serious about this last bit, they pledge to try their best to leave the home as clean as it was before they got there, if not cleaner.
Clambering up a ladder to hang holiday lights can be hazardous and time-consuming. But with the help of Eastside Holiday Lights, the task can be avoided altogether. The company's technicians install incandescent bulbs, strands of icicle lights, or even LED lights, framing homes with a festive glow.